Igor Shalimov

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Igor Shalimov
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Managing FC Krasnodar in 2016
Personal information
Full name Igor Mikhailovich Shalimov
Date of birth (1969-02-02) 2 February 1969 (age 49)
Place of birth Moscow, Soviet Union
Height 1.82 m (5 ft 11 12 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
FC Khimki (manager)
Youth career
1976–1980 Lokomotiv Moscow
1980–1986 Spartak Moscow
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1986–1991 Spartak Moscow 95 (20)
1991–1992 Foggia 33 (9)
1992–1994 Inter Milan 50 (11)
1994–1995MSV Duisburg 21 (0)
1995–1996AC Lugano 12 (4)
1995–1996 Udinese 20 (0)
1996–1998 Bologna 33 (5)
1998–1999 Napoli 19 (2)
Total 284 (51)
National team
1990–1991[1] USSR 20 (2)
1992[1] CIS 4 (0)
1992–1998[1] Russia 23 (3)
Teams managed
2001–2002 FC Krasnoznamensk
2003 FC Uralan Elista
2008–2011 Russia (women)
2015–2016 FC Krasnodar-2
2016 FC Krasnodar (assistant)
2016 FC Krasnodar (caretaker)
2016–2018 FC Krasnodar
2018– FC Khimki
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Igor Mihailovich Shalimov (Russian: Игорь Михайлович Шалимов); born 2 February 1969) is a Russian football manager and a former midfielder. He is the manager of FC Khimki. He primarily played as a wide midfielder.

Playing career[edit]

Shalimov started his playing career in Spartak Moscow. After a few successful seasons with Spartak Moscow he transferred to Foggia. He impressed enough to garner the attention and eventual transfer to Inter Milan. He has also played in the Italian Serie A for Bologna, Udinese and Napoli, as well as MSV Duisburg in Germany and AC Lugano in Switzerland.

He was a member of the USSR team which participated in the 1990 FIFA World Cup. After the collapse of the Soviet Union he represented the unified CIS team at the European Championship held in Sweden. He was one of a number of key players who refused to play for then coach Pavel Sadyrin at the 1994 FIFA World Cup. Two years later, in 1996, he became a member of the Russian national team for the European Championship held in England.

Shalimov ended his playing career in Napoli after being banned for two years for testing positive for nandrolone, a banned steroid substance. He has claimed that an anabolic, containing nandrolone was given to him while he was hospitalized in Moscow, to stop an internal bleeding.[2]

Manager career[edit]

He was appointed manager of Russia women's national football team in 2008,[3] before being promoted to deputy sporting director for national teams and selection at the Russian Football Union in 2011.[4]

He was dismissed as the manager of FC Krasnodar on 2 April 2018.[5]

On 5 June 2018, he signed a 2-year contract with FC Khimki.[6]

Career statistics[edit]


Seasons Club League Apps/Gls
1986 Spartak Soviet Top League 1st level 05/1
1987 Spartak Soviet Top League 1st level 00/0
1988 Spartak Soviet Top League 1st level 25/8
1989 Spartak Soviet Top League 1st level 20/1
1990 Spartak Soviet Top League 1st level 23/5
1991 Spartak Soviet Top League 1st level 22/5
1991–92 Foggia Serie A 1st level 33/9
1992–93 Inter Milan Serie A 1st level 32/9
1993–94 Inter Milan Serie A 1st level 18/2
1994–95 Duisburg Bundesliga 1st level 21/0
1995–96 AC Lugano Swiss Super League 1st level 12/4
Udinese Serie A 1st level 20/0
1996–97 Bologna Serie A 1st level 18/4
1997–98 Bologna Serie A 1st level 15/1
1998–99 Napoli Serie B 2nd level 19/2

* – played games and goals

International goals[edit]

Soviet Union
Score and results list Soviet Union's goal tally first.
# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 23 November 1990 Queen's Park Oval, Port of Spain  Trinidad and Tobago 1–0 2–0 Friendly
2. 25 September 1991 Lenin Central Stadium, Moscow  Hungary 1–1 2–2 Euro 1992 qualifier
Score and results list Russia's goal tally first.
# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 14 April 1993 Stade Josy Barthel, Luxembourg  Luxembourg 3–0 4–0 1994 World Cup qualifier
2. 7 June 1995 Stadio Olimpico, Serravalle  San Marino 4–0 7–0 Euro 1996 qualifier
3. 6 September 1995 Svangaskarð, Toftir  Faroe Islands 5–2 5–2 Euro 1996 qualifier




Spartak Moscow
Inter Milan


USSR Under-21 team


  1. ^ a b c "Igor Mikhailovich Shalimov - International Appearances". The Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation.
  2. ^ "Igor Shalimov, former captain of the Russian football team" (in Russian). history.rin.ru. Retrieved 29 June 2007.
  3. ^ "Shalimov starts reign in style". uefa.com. Retrieved 7 June 2008.
  4. ^ "Pauw in for Shalimov in Russia". UEFA.com. 2011-04-28. Retrieved 2011-08-14.
  5. ^ ИГОРЬ ШАЛИМОВ ОТПРАВЛЕН В ОТСТАВКУ (in Russian). FC Krasnodar. 2 April 2018.
  6. ^ "ИГОРЬ ШАЛИМОВ ВОЗГЛАВИЛ "ХИМКИ"" (in Russian). FC Khimki. 5 June 2018.